Ghana dismantles Gambia in women U-17 first leg qualifiers

Monday, December 04, 2017

The Ghanaian women U-17 team over the weekend demolished The Gambia national women U-17 team 5-1 in their first leg of the second round of the 2017 FIFA women world cup preliminary qualifier.

The most anticipating game brought together prominent football enthusiasts to the Independence stadium.

Ghana opened their account in the 2nd minute of the game through Norshine Nina after she capitalized on a scramble ball to give the visitors an early lead.

 Moments later, Ghanaian prolific striker Abdulai Mukarama doubled the lead in 12th minute after capitalizing on a defensive blunder to punish the Gambia side.

Shortly after the interval Abdulai Mukarama fired her second goal of the game in the 56th minute from a spectacular finish.

After Abdulai’s goal the home team pushed forward for a goal, but their efforts were denied by the Ghanaian defense line until the 42nd minute when Fatoumatta Sowe pulled one back from a brilliant free-kick which only proved to be a consolation for the disorganized home side.

The turning point of the game occurred in the 28th and 78th minutes when magnificent striker Mukarama Abdulai netted two heart-breaking goals.  

The away team was more businesslike than the home side, pushing more bodies forward to frustrate the home team.

However, neither side was able to capitalize on the goal-scoring chances that came their way until the final whistle to bring the first leg hostilities to an end. 

Author: Lamin Gibba